Mastering Witchcraft: A Practical Guide for Witches, Warlocks & Covens by Paul Huson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Now you cannot just read a book on witchcraft and expect to master it. Such a task may involve lifetimes of work and would require the practitioner to obtain many more than one book. Of course it took me long enough to to read this work, and a meritorious work it is.
The book has a different perspective than Wicca and is different from any work by Scott Cummingham. The book starts off with discussing witch blood and who were the original watchers. Speculation is out as to whether they were faeries or fallen angel. The power for the witch comes from within and is called "witch power "
The book does follow the belief in the lord and the lady. Respectively called Cernunnos and Habindia.
The book has easy to follow rituals for consecrating your tools and equipment. Plus there are easy to follow recipes for various perfumes an incenses with many of the ingredients available at your local grocer.
This book is for the practical witch who wants control over their environment. After you self initiate and consecrate your tools there is instruction on how to to cast your circle, make a triangle of manifestation. There is a chapter on divination methods and how to construct your tools.
Other full chapters include love magic, lust magic, cursing, protective magic etc. no money magic.
The final chapter talks about setting up your own coven and how to select themes and animal totems. There is a brief tidbit on Sabbats.
Overall great book for beginners and intermediate practitioners. Some more advanced practitioners may benefit from the spell contained there in.
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